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"Sell via affiliate marketing!"
Affiliate marketing is *very* big business. It is thought that by 2002, 25% of online sales will have originated on affiliate sites. Many online businesses now run affiliate programs. It *is* possible to make a lot of money every month simply from a link to an affiliate program.
It is possible, but not that simple!
You need to have a decent amount of traffic to your site; you need to choose programs that have a good fit with your website; you need to promote affiliate program well (sometimes called pre- selling!); and you need to join an affiliate program:
i) of a site that makes sale, and ii) that pays a good rate of commission.
(Ideally, you would want to make a lifetime commission on referred customer on all future sales too!)
Amazon definitely makes sale (it's well-designed, has excellent customer service, and hence has very high conversion rates). But it pays a maximum of 15% commission, and you ONLY make commission on a previously-referred customer IF they click your affiliate link in future - no lifetime commission here!
If you're serious about selling via affiliate marketing - and it really is a great way to supplement your income, whilst improving site content - then I recommend you sign-up for Ken Evoy's NEW 5-day Affiliate Masters e-mail course.
The NEW Affiliate Masters course shows you what to look for in an affiliate program, how to pre-sell program, AND it includes excellent sections on site promotion too! Over 100 pages, it's an invaluable affiliate marketing resource, yet amazingly its free!
Sign-up for Day 1 of The Affiliate Masters course NOW! Simply send an email to mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org
* 5 Pillar Program - voted best affiliate program on net http://www.sitesell.com/shopping101.html
* Guide to UK/worldwide affiliate programs http://www.shoptour.co.uk/webmaster-profit/
------------ 3) Anyone with a WEBSITE and a PRODUCT ------------
Congratulations! You're already selling online. Not sure why you're still reading this then!
Maybe you're not making as many sales as you'd imagined!
Selling online for you, is all about selling a great product, at right price, and getting enough traffic to your site. Am I right? So, have you mastered so-called Big 3 of product, site- selling and traffic building?
"Learn how to make your site sell!"
If you haven't can I politely suggest you check out following best-of-breed products below that WILL make your site sell (at right price)! And, you might also like to consider possibilities offered by affiliate marketing and online auctions detailed above!
* Make Your Site Sell - "The bible of Net selling" http://myss.sitesell.com/shopping101.html
* MYPS - Hire a $15,000 pricing consultant for almost nothing! http://myps.sitesell.com/shopping101.html
As I have just shown, anyone can sell online. You can either:
o Sell your own product, or o Sell someone else's product
And you can do this via your own website, or via an online auction site. Excellent tools exist that show you how to:
o Sell what you know o Sell what you have, via auction sites or your own website o Sell what others have, via affiliate programs
You probably won't get rich online - give it a while, eh? ;) - but you WILL be able to improve your income, and enjoy yourself at same time!
Just visit these resources:
o Ebay http://www.ebay.com
o Make Your Net Auctions Sell http://mynas.sitesell.com/shopping101.html
o Make Your Knowledge Sell http://myks.sitesell.com/shopping101.html
o Make Your Words Sell http://myws.sitesell.com/shopping101.html
o Make Your Price Sell http://myps.sitesell.com/shopping101.html
o Make Your Site Sell http://myss.sitesell.com/shopping101.html
o Guide to affiliate programs http://www.shoptour.co.uk/webmaster-profit/
And remember, if you too want to sell online, you can! Just choose best option for you, *and take action!*
Steve Nash Webmaster, Shop Tour UK
PS Do be careful before you *speculate to accumulate!* All of resources mentioned in this article offer outstanding value and an absolutely no questions asked money-back guarantee!
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Steve Nash is webmaster of http://shoptour.co.uk - an easy-to-use UK shopping directory. "Find shops quickly AND save money." He also edits a newsletter called Promote! Promote! Promote!. Subscribe NOW by sending a blank e-mail to mailto:email@example.com